The Chinese doktor at present can return a skull of the patient with the help 3D a printing implant
Doctors are ready to use 3D the press for complete replacement, reconstruction and fixing of the injured bone. Doktora already changed a jaw of the patient on 3D a printing titanic implant. At present for restoration of the injured human skull in China doktor used technologies 3D of the press.
The first city hospital of Transport Institute Sian in China successfully carried out replacement of the damaged site of a skull of the patient, was for this purpose used 3D a printing material. Operation was carried out at the end of last month, doctors Van Mao Dae, Chen Wei and their assistants began function with KT of a skull of the patient, later on the printer posloyno printed the corresponding missing site of a skull. Plastic implants differ from titanic ease and corrosion-proof properties. Accuracy of the production technology can not only simulate a real skull, well and add details and corners on a surface that the bone grew together with an implant quicker. The implant is made of thermoplastic under the title полиэфиркетонкетон, it ecologically spotless, is mechanically similar to a bone, rentgenoprozrachny not to disturb work of the x-ray equipment.
China is not the pioneer among the countries which try to transfer honey 3D the press on new level. In February the American company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) declared that met with approval from Management on control of the characteristic of foodstuff and medicines of the USA on the cranial implant made of PEKK polymer. In March operation on the American patient on replacement of 75 % of a skull on 3D a printing implant was carried out.
OPM adapted the P800 SLS device developed by EOS in Germany quickly to produce models on the basis of KT or MRT of pictures. According to the company, SLS absolutely is suitable for polymeric materials because mechanical properties of a material remain. Not including that, a "rough" surface SLS often associated with process, promotes growth of cages and allows a bone to grow together quicker and without complications.
OPM considers that in the USA hospitals could use such technology for 300-500 patients every month, in particular for the people who were injured in road accidents or traumatized head. 3D the press offers clients and physicians such options of restoration which was not a few years ago. Further award honey, most likely, will extend, will include more options of implants, such as feet, patellae or even all parts of a human body.
«If you can change bone emptiness in someone’s head near a brain, you have very excellent platform for filling of bone cavities in other place», – Scott De Felis, the president of Oxford Performance Materials said.